Garrett GTI 2500

Price: $1000
Avg. Score: 4 stars 4.05
Based on 88 reviews

Avg. Durability: 5 stars!4.60
Avg. Ease of use: 4 stars4.33
Maximum detection depth

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Garrett 2500 FANTASTIC

March 28, 2005
I have had the machine a few weeks now and it is a great piece of electronics. At first look it can be intimidating, but if you want quality you have to spend a little time learning/reading. It is realtively easy to learn though and depth is very good. I live in an area with a lot of clay and it appears to have no problem with that. I have a Bounty Hunter that works well also, but the 2500 is GREAT.
3 signatures back on the my property deed is William Penn and part of our land was where a stage coach used to stop, I have found a few items with my old Bounty Hunter, and expect to find a lot more now with the 2500.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

1616

Great Machine, Service and Company

February 10, 2005
Have been using Garretts for 6 yrs, first a 1000 then a 1500 and now a 2500, once you spend the time to learn them they are amazing, although easily used it takes a lot of practice to read and interpret the info. Pinpointing is great, I like the allmetal mode with the 12.5 imaging coil for plowed fields predominately. Great service, Mary at Garrett is amazing!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!

257

Garrett GTI 2500

September 07, 2004
I've owned one for a year and must say that I'm not as excited about it as I was when I first bought it. Its best feature is its pinpointing mode which is very good and easy to use; however, the pinpointing button can sometimes get stuck, and you have to wiggle it to disengage it -- a very frustrating thing when you've swept an area and realized that you've been in the wrong mode the whole time.

It's quite heavy, and the weight is poorly distributed to the coil end. Garrett says you can detach the battery pack and clip it on your belt to reduce the overall weight, but that makes it even more front-heavy.

I have to run in All-metal mode to get good depth; I miss too many targets in Discrim mode. The imaging feature is interesting, but can be easily fooled. The multi-tone only works in Discrim mode, but there are too few tones to be helpful. When using All-metal mode, you get only one tone. Volume of the tone is the same for all targets, regardless of target signal strength.

I'm now looking for another detector and leaning toward a Minelab Explorer II or Tesoro Cortes.

Overall Rating 3 stars

5215

Garrett GTI 2500

March 04, 2004
I think the gti 2500 is overhyped. I have had one for 8 months and it is not all that I expected. Imaging only works to 5-6'' on coin sized objects.

When using descrimination thats about the depth you will get also, 5-6'' on coins. I will say if you relic hunt the all metal goes deep but in most areas where I coin hunt all-metal is too frustrating to use with all the trash.

Overall Rating 3 stars

6111

Garrett GTI 2500

October 31, 2003
the greatest !!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!

1269

Garrett GTI 2500

October 30, 2003
the greatest i have ever used! period

Overall Rating 5 stars!

766

Garrett GTI 2500

April 20, 2003
I think the gti 2500 is overhyped. I have had one for 8 months and it is not all that I expected. Imaging only works to 5-6'' on coin sized objects.

When using descrimination thats about the depth you will get also, 5-6'' on coins. I will say if you relic hunt the all metal goes deep but in most areas where I coin hunt all-metal is too frustrating to use with all the trash.

Overall Rating 3 stars

14949

Garrett GTI 2500

the best i ever used even better than my minelab explorer II

Overall Rating 5 stars!

24127

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